"I feel extremely honored and privileged to have been chosen to
receive this recognition from the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany," stated Ambassador
Zoellick. "A strong transatlantic relationship remains central to the United States’
peace and security. I have had the good fortune to work on many trans-Atlantic issues over the years,
and I remember with particular fondness helping our German Partners secure German
unification. So it is a pleasure to be here with good friends to receive this award."
BERLIN - United States Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick
today received the 2003 Transatlantic Partnership Award at a dinner reception in Berlin.
The award was presented by the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany. More than 200
distinguished guests drawn from the business, academic and political circles in Germany, as well
as representatives of the diplomatic community in Berlin, attended the event, which was held
in Berlin’s Museum for Communication.
The Transatlantic Partnership Award is presented annually by the
American Chamber of Commerce in Germany to recognize individuals with outstanding
accomplishments in the field of German-American relations. Past recipients have included former
Senators William Fulbright and Charles McC. Mathias, Senator Richard Lugar, former German
Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher, and former U.S. Ambassadors Vernon Walters and